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Sabana Grande (Puerto Rico)

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I located a flag and Coat of Arms at (defunct) However the Coat of Arms is slightly different from the one on the flag. (No scroll) . I located also another image of the flag at There is a scroll on the Coat of Arms at from which can be concluded that there are two flags for Sabana Grande: one with the Coat of Arms and one with the Coat of Arms + scroll. Sabana Grande is in southwest Puerto Rico in a lake area; it was founded in 1813 and there are 23,785 inh.
Jarig Bakker, 4 Febuary 2000

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 30 July 2004

Sabana Grande, in its origins was a ward of the municipality of San Germán. It's name is derived from the extensive savannah (sabana) that occupies the southern region.The Sabana Grande Coat of Arms contains elements that symbolically represent the patrons of the town. The rake and the shovel represent San Isidro Labrador, also patron of Madrid. It is believed that its representation comes from the faith that had the farmers of the old countryside. When the great droughts came, they made promises with the hope that the patron would save their harvests. The jug symbolizes the domestic tasks of Santa María de la Cabeza, San Isidro's woman. Towards the center we find a palm leaf symbol of a typical industry of this town. In the superior part is a crown with three towers,it establishes the category of town, and symbolizes solidarity, civic union and common defense. The colors of the shield contain the tradition of the town: gold and green. Finally, the motto of our shield, Pueblo de los Prodigios (Town of Prodigies), brings to memory the tradition of a town where numerous extraordinary, historical and mysterious events have ocurred.
Nelson Román, 30 July 2004